South-East governors want zone transformed into regional health hub

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Ebonyi governor and Chairman of the Forum, David Umayi
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The South-East Governors Forum has urged the South East Consultative Committee on Health to work towards ensuring the transformation of the zone into a medical tourist destination in Nigeria.
This is contained in a communiqué arising from the meeting of the Governors Forum held at the Government House, Enugu.
Speaking on behalf of the Governors, the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, noted the caliber of health and other professionals in the committee and commended them for the progress made so far.
The Forum appreciated the Federal Government for the intervention on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, but however, drew its attention to the deplorable state of the runway, the runway lights and the tarmac.
The governors called on the Minister of State for Aviation to visit the airport for an on the spot assessment and urgent intervention.
The Forum also requested that urgent steps should be taken for the reactivation of the cargo section of the airport.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Forum thanked Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for constantly hosting the Forum meetings and for his huge infrastructural development in the State.
He also thanked the Director-General and the Secretariat for the success of the first South-East Conference on 2017 Capital Budget Implementation, as it affects the South East Region held in Enugu State.

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